Temporary Employment

Interested in flexible employment opportunities? Harvard University offers temporary (contingent) staffing assignments and time-limited or term positions.

Why Consider a Temporary Role?

  • You need or want flexibility in your schedule.
  • You’re looking for a new career path.
  • You’re inspired by Harvard’s mission, and like the idea of working at one of the world’s leading institutions of higher education.
  • You want to take on a project-based role.
  • You want to network and build connections across the University

Contingent Staffing

Working on assignment at Harvard in a temporary (or contingent) role is a great way to get to know the University and gain valuable professional experience. We also welcome the return of former Harvard employees and retirees, who already know a great deal about Harvard’s campus, operations and programs, in a contingent role. New contingent work opportunities arise frequently.

Harvard’s managed services provider for temporary staffing is Yoh. Yoh manages a network of temporary and staffing agencies that act as suppliers of contingent talent to Harvard. Through them, you can apply for temporary administrative, clerical, IT, lab/science, research, creative and operations roles at all levels. Although our managed services program is vendor-neutral, here are a few of our best suppliers. Please let them know you are interested in a contingent work assignment at Harvard.

Supplier Admin. and Clerical Prof IT/ Tech Creative/
Health Care Key Contact
Bay State Search Amanda Cohen
Beacon Hill Staffing   Lindsay Kaplan
Creative Circle       Olivia Gregorian
Compunnel Healthcare         Rajat Yadav
Commonwealth Sciences         Joe O’Neil
Ideal Staffing         Jennifer Robichaud
KNF&T Inc.         Alex Toyias
Motion Recruitment Partners       Nicholas Campo
Overture Partners     Jodi Fournier
Professional Staffing Group Dung Wilson
Randstad US     Anne OIeary
Signature Consultants     Joanna Roberts
SQA Group         Karen Scott

Time-Limited or Term Positions

You can find time-limited or term positions on our job application portal, Harvard Careers.

These positions are directly hired by individual University departments, and they vary depending on the sponsoring unit. They are often an excellent way to connect with Harvard professionals in varied and multifaceted roles across the University.